Driving Tours

Self-Drive Tours : Itineraries, Accommodations, Car Rentals, Alaska Railroad Excursions

You can experience Alaska at your own pace on a self-driving tour where you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to start and stop whenever you wish. The Alaska road system is easy to navigate and you can see almost all of Alaska’s many landmarks and highlights from behind the wheel as you discover the many natural wonders of the state’s 24 national parks – from Denali to Wrangell St Elias. And you can always add on an excursion to your road trip fun such as a flightseeing tour above Denali, riding a classic sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks or a glacier and wildlife cruise in Prince William Sound or Kenai Fjords National Park!

Over the past 25+ years, Alaska Tours has pioneered the development of pre-planned Alaska driving vacations and road trips that maximize your vacation time and eliminate the hassle of finding lodges, hotels and side trips which work well with your itinerary. Let us be your co-pilot as we put you in the driver’s seat as you explore Alaska on your own special road trip!

We can help you plan your Alaska roadtrip itinerary and driving route or customize a rail and road” vacation package while also leaving you plenty of time for exploring Alaska on your own.

Browse below, our wide selection of Alaska self-driving tours as well as tours which combine trips on the Alaska Railroad with different driving routes. And of course, we’re happy to customize a driving route just for you. Just give us a call or contact us!

Map of Alaska : Popular AK Road Trip Driving Routes


Driving Distances Between Alaskan Cities (Miles)

Anchorage Chitina (1) Denali (2) Fairbanks Girdwood Homer Seward (3) Talkeetna Valdez
Anchorage 250 240 360 40 225 130 115 300
Chitina (1) 250 415 310 285 470 375 290 120
Denali (2) 240 415 125 275 460 365 155 465
Fairbanks 360 310 125 395 580 485 275 365
Girdwood 40 285 275 395 185 90 150 340
Homer 225 470 460 580 185 170 240 425
Seward (3) 130 375 365 485 90 170 240 425
Talkeetna 115 290 155 275 150 335 240 340
Valdez 300 120 465 365 340 520 425 340

(1) Chitina – Gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
(2) Denali – Denali National Park Entrance
(3) Seward – Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park

Choose from 16 tours related to

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

This self-drive tour takes you from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, Kennicott, Seward and Homer. This ultimate “All Alaska” driving tour provides you with a... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1599 / per person

Discover more of Alaska on our “Great Alaska Road Trip” while you visit Denali National Park and Seward and take a cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park! Enjoy Alaska at... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2299 / per person

Especially designed for families, slow down, have fun and see major highlights including Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park. The itinerary for this exciting family... Read more.

Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2719 / per person

This tour is a great adventure! Ride the Alaska Railroad, explore Denali National Park, search for gold, meet a sled dog team and much more! This “Circle Alaska” adventure... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1719 / per person

See Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, scenic Richardson Highway and Valdez. This tour combines a classic Alaska train trip aboard the Alaska Railroad with an independent tour by car... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 14 Days
Starting at: $4769 / per person

Discover 4 of Alaska’s National Parks! Travel independently by rental car. This program provides unique experiences and takes you to some more remote areas! First, enjoy scenic... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $1619 / per person

During this 2-day Kodiak Island Alaska tour you explore Kodiak by car. A bear viewing flight safari with expert pilot/guide is included as well. Kodiak Island has approximately 3,000... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1039 / per person

This special winter driving tour, a “safari” by car, is for adventurous Alaska travelers who prefer to take on the challenges and rewards of an SUV self-driving tour in... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 **  If you like this tour routing, we have two alternative self-drive tour options that you may like. Please check out our Great Alaskan Self Drive tour or our... Read more.

Duration: 13 Days
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** Take in the grandeur, wildlife, and scenery of Alaska’s wilderness! During our Alaska Lodge tour you will stay in three lodges located within national... Read more.